Just prior to the opening of the new Muppets movie on November 23rd, a new hybrid human-puppet project to be titled The New Nabors has been announced by the Jim Henson Company and NBC. The script deal has been signed; the show has been greenlighted.
Do you remember the TV show, ALF, on NBC in the 1980s? It’s that kind of a human-meets-puppet project. ALF was highly successful for the network at the time. John Hoffman (Afterlife) and John Riggi (executive producer, 30 Rock) will pen the The New Nabors script.
Lisa Henson, Hoffman and Riggi are executive producing, with longtime Henson producer Alex Rockwell also on board. Hoffman was represented by CAA and UTA-represented Riggi. Both are managed by Anonymous.
The series title is a tip-'o-the-hat to Jim Nabors.
Is this an off-topic post? Naw, Marching Bands and Street Singers are performing artists, too.
Here's the deal, and it's a pretty darn good one.
Photo courtesy CharityBuzz Auctions
Watch the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in a private party room for 19 of your best friends!
This absolutely stellar location is on the 6th floor of a NY building, overlooking both 6th avenue AND 34th street. Light breakfast, coffee, and orange juice will be served, including an option for heavier catering as well!
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual parade presented by Macy's. The tradition started in 1924, tying it for the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States with America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.
The three-hour event is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thanksgiving Day.
The projected price for this auction is $5,000 for 20 people. Do the math, $250. per person is not a bad deal. And, don't forget that the package comes with a light breakfast. In New York a glass of orange juice can cost 5-bucks, 7.50 from room service.
Grab your friends and act early. Grab a Bolt Bus and make it a day-trip.
Mercy College is dedicated to making a high-quality education attainable offering more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs within its five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The New York metropolitan area college of nearly 10,000 students has five campus locations including: Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan, White Plains, and Yorktown Heights and offers more than 25 degree programs online.
Background Actor Open Call To Have And To Hold - September 7, 2011
Jäderlund Casting is seeking performers interested in working as background actors on a feature film entitled To Have And To Hold that will shoot in September – mid-November in the Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, and south Richmond areas.
Seeking background actors able to portray the following: Males: age range 18-55, all ethnicities Females: age range 16-35, all ethnicities Especially seeking: Native American men and women age range 10-55+
Casting Call Information: When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., September 7, 2011 Where: Jäderlund Casting - Richmond VA Office 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300 Richmond, Virginia 23225
Members, if you are interested in working but cannot make the open call (always preferred) please submit your headshot and resume or iActor link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line SAG + Name. And please include your member # in the body of the email.
The movie, To Have and to Hold is based on a 1900 novel by American author Mary Johnston. Published by Houghton Mifflin, according to the New York Times it was the bestselling novel in the United States that year.
I've really never thought of ordering a complete Thanksgiving dinner or any other holiday meal.
If you've read this blog for more than a week or two, you know that Jacob and I cook. We cook a lot.
The other day I heard the nicest lady ask a question at the front desk, "Do you know where I can find a Thanksgiving dinner to order and have delivered or maybe one that I could pick-up"? Apparently she has grandchildren coming to visit her for the holiday.
I thought I'd check into it. Somehow, after hearing her ask the question, it seemed like a request that lots of people might make and one that needs addressing.
You can order a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner from most supermarkets in Baltimore, there are a few caterers, and a restaurant or two. The price, though, is all over the map. Really, ALL over the map.
Thanksgiving 2010 (names link to the deals):
Giant Food is offering a complete Thanksgiving Dinner that will serve 6-8 for $39.99.
Includes: 10-12 lb Butterball Fully Cooked Turkey, 2-24 oz Giant Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, 1-24 oz Giant Homestyle Stuffing, 1-24 oz Giant Turkey Gravy, 1-14 oz Giant Fresh Cranberry Relish, 12 Dinner Rolls, and 8" Apple, Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie.
Wegmans complete dinner serves 8 - 10 and is priced at $79.99.
Includes: 12-14 lb Fully Cooked Plainfield Farms Turkey, 26 oz Turkey Gravy, 3 1/4 lbs Whipped Mashed Potatoes, 3 lbs Traditional Stuffing, 3 1/2 lbs Green Bean Casserole, 3 1/2 lbs Candied Sweet Potatoes, and 16 oz Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish (Wegmans also offers just the turkey and gravy for $50.00 plus numerous other alternatives.)
Safeway lists three Holiday meal choices that each serve 6-8. Turkey Dinner is $39.99, the Spiral Ham Dinner is $49.99, and their Prime Rib Dinner is $64.99.
Click image to enlarge the Safeway Holiday Menu
Eddies of Roland Park's extensive offerings are a la carte. Their whole roast turkey with stuffing and gravy is $5.49 per pound. The list of sides include an appetizer of bacon wrapped scallops at $24.99 per dozen, spinach soufflé at $8.49 per pan, and green peas, pearl onions and mushrooms at $7.49 per pan.
Whole Foods offers a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner that serves 8 for 129.99 but you have to cook the turkey yourself. Only the sides are cooked and rolls and desert are extra. They also have a fully cooked Dinner for Two priced at $59.99.
Includes: 9-12 lb. Fully Cooked Butterball Turkey, 2 lbs. Fresh Cornbread Dressing, 2 lbs. Fresh Green Bean Supreme, 2 lbs. Fresh Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, 2 lbs. Fresh Glazed Carrots, 1 lb. Turkey Gravy, and 1 lb. Cranberry Relish (You can add dinner rolls and a pie for an additional $19.98)
Classic Catering People have two complete dinners that serve 10. The Traditional Feast is $149. and The Harvest Table is $195. Their 5-page Thanksgiving menu is extensive and you can order a la carte.
Examples include: Springfield Farm Broad-Breasted Roast Turkey, 14 - 16 pounds, $120. Carving fee is $7.50. Braised Red Cabbage, Apples, and Mustard Seed, serves 10, $17.95 Fig Chutney, $9.95 per pint and Corn Pudding Souffle, serves 10, $25.
And here's an entry in the Thanksgiving Take-out category that made me smile in every good way. Though I couldn't help thinking about BE's biscuits and sausage gravy, perhaps that should be a Thanksgiving breakfast option. I'd be all over it.
Bob Evans Thanksgiving Farmhouse Feast
Bob Evans has a Farmhouse Feast that serves 6 - 8 priced at $74.99.
Farmhouse Feast with Turkey or HamYour feast includes a slow-roasted whole boneless turkey breast or sliced boneless ham, bread & celery dressing, homestyle mashed potatoes, buttered sweet corn, green beans with ham, cranberry relish, gravy, one dozen rolls, one loaf of pumpkin bread, one whole pumpkin pie and whipped topping. (No weights or quantities provided.)
After reading some of these menus, I'm wondering if next year I shouldn't just turn bone-idle for a day and order. If you have a favorite Holiday take-out that's not here, let me know. And, if you offer take-out for the Holidays in Baltimore and aren't listed, give me a shout. I'll add you to the list.
Shoppers is offering a fully cooked, heat and serve Traditional Thanksgiving dinner that serves 8 - 10 for $39.99.
Includes: 10-12 lb. fully cooked, Butterball Turkey, 3 lbs. Mashed Potatoes, 2-1/2 lbs. Savory Stuffing, 1-7/8 lbs. Turkey Gravy, (You can add additional sides, for example 2 1/2 lbs. of Green Been Casserole is $6.95)
Weis Markets' Deluxe Thanksgiving dinner serves 8 - 10 and is priced at $59.99.
Includes: 10-12 Lbs House-of-Raeford turkey, 4 lbs. fresh mashed potatoes, 2 lbs. fresh turkey gravy, 3 lbs. fresh-baked bread stuffing, 2 lbs. Green Bean Casserole, 2 lbs. sweet potato souffle, 1 lb. cranberry relish, 12 pack of Weis potato dinner rolls, and for dessert a 36 oz. Bakers Basket pumpkin pie.
Mr Charles Market Catering is serving up two versions of heat-and-eat Thanksgiving meals, both serve 10. The Traditional Feast is $129.99. Their Bountiful Holiday Feast is $179.99 and
Includes a 12-14 lbs. Free Range, All Natural, Roasted Farmer Tom's Whole Turkey, Walnut Sage Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Steamed Broccoli, Cranberry-Orange Relish, Corn Bread, and a 10-inch Pumpkin Pie. (No quantity of sides provided.)
Baguettes Express by La Fontaine Bleue Catering is offering a complete Turkey Dinner that serves 8 - 10 people for $129.99 and delivery is available.
Includes: 10 to 12 lb Fresh Fully Cooked Turkey 2½ lbs. Fully-Cooked Sage Dressing 2½ lbs. Our own Golden Giblet Gravy 2 lbs. Mary’s Famous Holiday Cranberry Mold 2½ lbs. Green Bean Almondine OR Niçoise (seasoned with bacon and marinated pimento) 2 ½ lbs. Creamy Whipped Potatoes 2 lbs. Sauerkraut & Kielbasa 1½ dz. Assorted Dinner Rolls 1 9" Homemade Pumpkin Pie and 1 9" Homemade Pecan Pie. Delivery is available and all orders require 72 hours notice.